Welcome to the community!
Hello! And welcome to this amazing community! My name is Jennifer. I am a 30 year old woman from Southern California, who suffers from depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. I also struggle with post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and insomnia. (not diagnosed) My goal as the founder of this organization, is to speed up Mental Health Awareness, help educate the public and support those suffering with similar ailments. We need to be heard, we need to be taken seriously, and in so doing, we need to realize and then remember that we are not alone in our struggles.
Some numbers to check out:
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year.
43.7 million U.S. adults
18.6% of all U.S. adults
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.
13.6 million U.S. adults
4.1% of all U.S. adults
Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13-18 experiences a serious mental disorder at some point during their life.
21.4% of all U.S. youth
13% children aged 8-15
People in the U.S. who suffer from:
Bipolar Disorder- 2.6%
Major Depressive Episodes (at least once in a single year)- 6.9%
Anxiety Disorder (PTSD, OCD, etc.)- 18.1%
An estimated 800,000 people die from suicide each year.
If I touch one person's life, it will not be enough. For my purpose in this life is to spread awareness, and to help those who are looking for answers and relief.
From my heart to yours,
Peace of Mind be with you! Always!